A founder of prominent conservation organisations such as
the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust and Save the Otago Peninsula,
Lala Frazer is this year's Coastal Otago Conservation Award
winner. Rebecca Fox talks to her about three decades of work
to conserve Otago's environment.
Having your first baby in the middle of an election campaign
is not the norm, but for Otago Regional councillor Gretchen
Robertson it could not have gone smoother, even if son Angus
arrived on a committee day.
Sixteen stolen jewelled geckos were returned to their
homes on Otago Peninsula earlier this year thanks to
University of Otago masters student Carey Knox, a finalist in
the Coastal Otago Conservation Awards. He talks to Rebecca
Fox about his work identifying the threatened